Monday 1 July 2019

Blue Effect - Nová Syntéza 2 (1974)

The fourth album from this Czech and Slovakia band.

The band was a trio on this album with a lineup of electric violin, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
They had again help from The Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra, a choir called The Sbor Pavla Kuhna Choir, organ, saxophone and trumpet.

The band was again lumped together with The Czechoslovak Radio Jazz Orchestra for their second and final album. They worked together on the twenty - two minutes long title track. That is also where The Sbor Pavla Kuhna Choir comes in.

The title track is like a collision between Deep Purple and Blood, Sweat & Tears. It is a good suite with some raw guitars and vocals.

The mix of Deep Purple and Blood, Sweat & Tears is the best label I can put on this album. An album a tad more folk music orientated than their first album.

The music is very heavy too with some avant-garde pieces too. The brass is everywhere and is complemented by Radim Hladik's excellent guitars.

There are also some pastoral parts here. They are good and the best parts of this album.

The end result is pretty good. It is the best album in this two Nova Synteza albums series. Both album is very unique and has no comparisons anywhere else. Check it out.

3 points


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